SCARBOROUGH'S THEATRE OPENS IN AUGUST WITH BIG SCREEN CLASSICS
Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre will once again open its doors to the public this summer, with an ongoing programme of events which will include the temporary relocation of one of the town’s most popular cafés, Eat Me, from late July, followed by the re-opening of the cinema in mid-August.
And the theatre aims to to bring live theatre back to its audiences as soon as possible.
From Thursday 20 August, the theatre will present a programme of screenings in its McCarthy cinema, including the new film adaptation of The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, and recorded streamings including Andre Rieu’s Magical Maastricht: Together in Music, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Back Together, VE Day 75 Live and Mick Fleetwood & Friends. A full programme, with dates, will be announced shortly.
Meanwhile, Artistic Director Paul Robinson is hard at work planning a programme of live theatre that can be presented in the Round auditorium safely and within current government guidelines as soon as is feasible.
Paul Robinson says: “It’s a fascinating creative challenge to find shows that are enticing enough to bring audiences back into our building whilst simultaneously allowing us to adhere to social distancing guidelines, both on and offstage.
“We’re in discussions with a lot of old friends including Hull-born actor Maureen Lipman, and Scarborough’s own Simon Slater, our Artistic Associate and West End star of Mamma Mia!
“I’m confident that we’ve come up with some really innovative and entertaining answers, and we hope to be able to start announcing those in the very near future, with a view to seeing live theatre on our stage again as soon as government guidelines allow.”
From Thursday 30 July until further notice, the award-winning Eat Me Café, named as a Local Gem in The Good Food Guide every year between 2015 and 2020, will be operating from the first floor bar lounge at the world famous theatre for three days each week on Thurs/Fri/Sat from 11.00am to 8pm. Eat Me @ The SJT is by reservation only, using the Eat Me Facebook page or on 07445 475328.